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Topical corticosteroids for treating phimosis in boys

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Gladys Moreno,

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    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
    • Gladys Moreno, Department of Family Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Centro Medico San Joaquin, Vicuna Mackenna, Macul, Santiago, 4686, Chile. gmoreno@med.puc.cl.

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  • Javiera Corbalán,

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
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  • Blanca Peñaloza,

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
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  • Tomas Pantoja

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

  1. To compare the effectiveness of the use of topical corticosteroid ointment applied to the distal stenotic portion of the prepuce in the resolution of phimosis in boys compared with the use of placebo or no treatment.

  2. To determine the rate of partial resolution (improvement) of phimosis, rate of re-stenosis after initial resolution or improvement of phimosis, and the rate of adverse events of topical corticosteroid treatment in boys with phimosis.